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P/N 8654422

IBM Portable Personal Computer Keyboard

Type
Model F/XT Portable PC Keyboard
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1984 Q1
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Feet
Single-setting Model F-style riser feet
Protocol
Set 1/XT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Black coiled fixed modular 8P5C ("RJ-25")
Key Count
83
Layout/Language
US
Data Last Updated
2020-11-12

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Variant of a Model F/XT Portable PC Keyboard

The IBM Portable Personal Computer Keyboard was a lightened and entirely plastic-cased version of the Model F/XT for the IBM 5155 Portable Personal Computer. The internal assembly is unchanged, with the cable connector being the only technical difference between them (although the protocol was also unchanged). A notable unique feature of this keyboard is the large hole in the case designed to help hide excess cable length in when the keyboard is folded down from the computer or hide the cable completely when folding up.